I first became interested in rum while visiting Puerto Rico. The original rum that got my attention was "Bacardi Reserva" back in 2003. It was $20. on the island then and isn't currently available in my area. At the time it was the smoothest and sweetest straight alcohol I'd ever had. From there I moved into Bacardi 8 Year, Don Q Añejo, and Ron del Barrilito 3 star. I was hooked on exploring rums ever since. After a trip to Barbados, Mt. Gay Eclipse became my go-to rum for years, now MGXO is a big favorite of mine. Only since the beginning of 2017 have I started sipping rum and drinking it alone or with just a few ice cubes. It's been incredibly interesting learning about so many different styles and flavors. If I had to pick a few brands I like best I'd say Mt.Gay, Doorly's, Don Q, and El Dorado.
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